This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub.

BluJay Gains Momentum with Record Number of Companies Selecting its Supply Chain Technology Solutions

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI and BluJay SOAR, Orlando, FL – April 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announcd today at SOAR 2019 a record level of new business across its Transportation Management, Customs Management, Parcel, and Logistics as a Service (LaaS) solutions in the first quarter of the year. Zentis North America – a producer of canned fruits and a wide assortment of fruit specialties.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM): The Growth of the Tech-Enabled Carrier Space

NFI

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation Announces Intent to Acquire AFF Global Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Transplace Acquires Canadian 3PL Lakeside Logistics. Mahindra and IBM to Develop Blockchain Solution for Supply Chain Finance. September 2016 North American Freight Numbers.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: White House to Impose Metal Tariffs on E.U., Women Climbing Supply-Chain Ranks Find a Growing Salary Gap (WSJ – sub. I’ve been using the same headshot photo for over 16 years.

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Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain: Closing the Gap Between Current Reality and Future Expectations

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Greg Kefer, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at GT Nexus , discusses the trends, challenges, and opportunities associated with supply chain digital transformation. He discusses the following questions and more: What is Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain?

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

“Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”. As I listened to Mr. Hughes’ presentation, it struck me that he was right: all of these technologies, in many ways, are a response to the demands we consumers are placing on supply chains.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

million in-cab devices connected to its network, and 80 of the Top 100 brokers in North America were using its solution. From a technology standpoint, you also need predictive analytics capabilities to intelligently match forward-looking capacity with available loads, and a framework that respects the confidentiality and data-sharing requirements of the network participants.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Episode Highlights Supply Chain Technology Trends business intelligence digital transformation easy button Elemica

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. It’s snowing outside.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Every single link in that chain must be made more secure against the terrorist threat.”. Have we succeeded in creating ‘air-tight’ supply chains?

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

What does this have to do with supply chain planning? As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. In supply chain planning, we are driven by metrics.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. JDA Creates a More Profitable Omni-Channel Supply Chain. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM).

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge).

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

I’ve been using the word convergence to describe many of the trends occurring in the supply chain and logistics field today, and convergence was certainly evident at Roadnet’s perform 2014 User Conference a few weeks ago.

Spotlight on PROMAT 2019: USA trends in DC Equipment and Digital Consciousness

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, in the March/April 2019 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. Promat is North America’s largest materials handling equipment and systems exhibition, featuring over 950 exhibitors and 150 educational seminars.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with supply chain executives to discuss your research questions and objectives for the coming year, and with technology companies and 3PLs to get an update on your products and services. A technology company?

Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence

Transplace

The goal of our newest Center of Excellence (COE) is twofold: to support Transplace’s growing investment in technology and to accommodate our plan as an organization to add hundreds of new employees over the next several years. Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence.

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

According to the CVSA, during the week inspectors conducted “the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.” [1]. Prepare Your Supply Chain Today, for Tomorrow.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. Sri Laxmana, director of Ocean Services, participated in a panel discussion on Effective Supply Chain Risk Management.

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

According to the CVSA, during the week inspectors conducted “the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.” [1]. So, it’s important to take advantage of the current conditions and prepare your supply chain now for any down cycles in the future. However, intermodal still continues to be one of the most cost-effective ways to move freight across North America.

What are your wants and needs in supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner and Supply Chain Media have teamed up to research supply chain leaders’ views on supply chain practice and technology based on the Supply Chain Management Research Study.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). The new multi-parcel carrier shipping solution within the Cerasis Rater is powered by Pierbridge’s Transtream technology.

Supply Chain Management Giant Genpact Acquiring Barkawi Management Consultants

EFT

Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Barkawi Management Consultants, a leading supply chain management consultancy with operations in the US and Europe that is part of the Barkawi Group. Supply chain management is incredibly strategic to our clients since it directly impacts their competitive differentiation, revenue, and operating margins.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

A number of carriers, for example, use cloud technology to offer an e-commerce platform to handle customer transactions. Today’s global supply chains reach across continents and time zones. Companies demand better insights and visibility into their supply chains to deal with the added complexity. This is essential for carriers and logistics providers, who operate key components of the enterprise supply chain. This includes technology capabilities.

Locus Robotics announces $26M in Series C investment

EFT

The company says that it will use the proceeds to scale production of its multi-bot solution for warehouse fulfillment, as well as for expansion of its sales and marketing efforts, both in North America, and internationally. Participants in the round include Zebra Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Zebra Technologies, and Scale Venture Partners, which led the Company's Series B round in 2017.

International Sales Will Continue to Grow Say SMEs

Material Handling & Logistics

When asked which region offered the greatest opportunity over the next five years, a quarter (25%) of exporters said North America (Canada/Mexico), down from 34% in 2017 and 2016. Technology Helping to Scale Export. Interestingly, the adoption of supply chain technology (e.g.,

Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Doetinchem, The Netherlands, 26 January 2016 – Gartner and Supply Chain Media have formalised their relationship by signing a collaboration agreement aimed at further improving the quality and international relevance of research in the supply chain sector.

RELEX Solutions Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence with New Partnership

RELEX Solutions

Australian Consultants FMCG Retail to provide RELEX’s Unified Retail Planning Technology in the APAC region. RELEX Solutions, the pioneer of unified retail planning technology, and one of the world’s fastest growing supply chain technology companies, has taken a major step towards establishing a truly global presence. RELEX’s customer base has spread from the Nordics, where it’s the dominant player in retail planning technology, right across Europe.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. Capturing the Voice of the Supply Chain Leaders.

Delhaize America Selects RELEX Solutions’ Supply Chain Planning to Help Sharpen Fresh Produce Retail

RELEX Solutions

Launched in North America in 2015 after becoming the fastest growing supply chain technology provider in Europe, RELEX will partner with Delhaize America to enhance its product freshness, forecasting and inventory management at its distribution centers.

MonarchFx Announces ToyHouse LLC as its Newest Seller Client

Supply Chain Network

ToyHouse LLC selected MonarchFx as its order fulfillment provider because of its efficient and effective operations, enabled by proprietary technologies. A supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation.

International Sales Will Continue to Grow Says SMEs

Material Handling & Logistics

When asked which region offered the greatest opportunity over the next five years, a quarter (25%) of exporters said North America (Canada/Mexico), down from 34% in 2017 and 2016. Technology Helping to Scale Export. Interestingly, the adoption of supply chain technology (e.g.,

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike.

Tompkins International and One Network Webcast: Explore Taking Supply Chain Visibility to New Heights

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Vendors and analyst firms have spent millions of dollars promoting the idea that control towers are the next big technology for today’s manufacturers and retailers—but are they correct?”. It’s important to discover how your company can achieve demand-driven supply chains,” Poirier says.